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Hi I'm Philip

I grew up in Indiana. I'm a Husband, a father, and a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Above all else, I'm a husband and a father. I love spending time with family whenever I am not working. I have been married for over 5 years and have been a father for over 2. The joy my family brings to me is beyond explanation. I love helping others and feeling the joy that it brings me when I am able to make others happy. It is for this reason that I became a nurse. I am fortunate to have a job doing something I love while improving other's lives in the process. I enjoy seeing new places and especially love being in nature. Growing up, the majority of my time was spent outside as long as the weather was appropriate. Many of my hobbies now take place outdoors and include hiking, biking, running, frisbee, swimming, and many other outdoor activities. These are nearly always done with family or friends. When I'm not outside, I enjoy reading, gaming, movies, cooking, and just hanging out with my wife and daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

I met my wife during my first semester of college and had no idea how she would change my life. I grew up never knowing God, never talking to him in prayer or understanding what my purpose was. I believed I didn't care and didn't have time to spend on religion. I was wrong. Immediately after marrying my wife, I began regularly attending church so she would not have to sit alone in a congregation full of families. From the very first time I attended, I could tell there was something amazing about the people from this church. I was greeted with smiles and kind expressions from everyone around me. However, church was still new to me and not something I wanted at the time so I was looking for faults. I quickly felt like I was an important member of the group though and I began to love attending church meetings. With time and a desire to have faith, I began to gain a testimony. A year after joining the church, I had an experience that became a very strong testimony builder. Two weeks after being sealed in the temple to my wife, I was in a head on collision at 60 mph. I was told the accident should have killed me and the damage to the vehicals certainly looked that way. However, I walked away with only a small cut and some sore muscles. After the crash, I received a very strong impression from the Holy Ghost that I was on the right path. My life was spared. Now that I have been a member for several years, I can reflect back on how my testimony has grown. With every answer to a prayer or fast, my faith has grown. I have watched my own thoughts, actions, and even personality change for the better as I have made more room for the gospel of Christ in my life. I want to let everyone know that I have a testimoney of this church. It brings me joy to say that I am a member. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and that we have a prophet on the earth today to lead and guide us. I know that God loves us for giving us this continuing guidance.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being involved with the youth of my church. I have spent a great deal of time with younger children in nursery but my influence shows the most through my work in the Young Men organization. As an advisor, I had the opportunity to teach, interact, and be a role model for young men growing up in my church. Teaching and being an example is such an amazing feeling, especially when you are able to see the fruits of your labor come forth in the actions of others. Very recently, I have been called to be the secretary to the Young Men's Presidency. This calling will allow me to regularly interact with and teach the young men of my church and guide them toward a righteous lifestyle. I also live my faith outside of my church community. At work, I live my faith by example. By giving caring and compassionate care to patients and their families, I am able to make a positive impression on them. I encourage them to talk about their faith and to pray for their loved ones.